This vibrant stew is creamy, comforting, and filled with aromatic flavors. We bolster store-bought curry powder with extra coriander, cumin, and cayenne to add multiple layers of flavor. The spices, garlic, ginger, and onion slowly infuse the red lentils during the long slow cook for a highly flavorful stew that just happens to be vegan. Served with a side of fluffy rice and some fresh cilantro, this stew is a crowd pleaser that will have everyone coming back for more. 

Note: If you would like, add 1-2 tsps homemade Curry Powder to add even more flavor to this delicious meal.

Red Lentil Stew

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 3 hours and 30 minutes
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cumin 
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 (15 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 oz) can full fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup jasmine rice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


1) Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add 1 onion and cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the 2 cloves garlic, 1 piece ginger, 2 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp coriander, 1/2 tsp cumin, and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups water, scraping the bottom of the pan. Transfer mixture to a Suvie pan.

2) Add 1 cup lentils, 1 can tomatoes, 1 can coconut milk (reserving 2 tbsp for garnish), and 1 tsp salt to the pan, stirring to incorporate. Transfer pan to the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Slow Cook on High for 2 hours

3) Place 1 cup jasmine rice in the Suvie rice pot (black handles). Cover pot with lid and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker. Input setting and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Rice, Long Grain, 1 Cup

4) After the cook, divide lentils stew between bowls and thin with hot water if desired. Season lentils to taste with salt and pepper, garnish with reserved coconut milk and chopped fresh cilantro.


Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 560, Total Fat 24g, Total Carbohydrates 79g, Total Sodium 230mg, Total Protein 19g

CategoriesDinner Vegetarian
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